The James Bond Defender from the 2015 film Spectre is up for sale. How much do they want? We don’t know, it’s going under the hammer.
The base is a 2014 Land Rover Defender 110 Crew Cab, but it has been seriously modified for it’s role in the James Bond flick. I haven’t seen the movie, but understand It gets driven around by baddies. Baddies with good taste in vehicles.
There were ten of these ‘Spectre’ Defenders built for the film, eight of which have wound up in private hands. And presumably, this one will follow suit. They were built by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), who is the British performance arm for Jags and Landies. These are the guys responsible for putting together all of the really special cars, like bonkers Jaguar F-Type SVR and Range Rover Sport SVR, both of which sport the bonkers 5.0 litre supercharged V8.
None of that here, unfortunately … But the 2.4-litre ‘Puma’ diesel engine has been tickled up to around 138kW and 500Nm. That extra power would be no-doubt handy for turning those 37-inch Maxxis Trepator tyres. There are some monstrous flares to help fit in the gigantic, aggressive rubber.
The suspension has also been modified enough to accommodate the tyres, which I am surprised to report is completely road legal in it’s home of England. There’s a well-regarded Safety Devices external rollcage, along with some Lightforce LED 180 driving lights mounted on the roof. The Land Rover plastic bullbar has a Warn Zeon winch mounted up, along with some hipster-spec rope to complete the look.
The Jame Bond Defender interior isn’t too radical, except for the leather Recaro seats that support a four-point harness. Oh, it’s left-hand drive as well. Another surprise. Otherwise, it’s in pretty spectacular nick, going by the photos.
The auction house selling this unit is called Sotheby’s, check out the listing here.